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YOU’RE INVITED: Community Manager Appreciation Day, Washington DC #CMAD


Ben Martin, CAE, of Online Community Results and I are helping them kick off the CMAD Washington, DC event. How awesome is that? 6pm – 8pm.

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Greater Washington Give to the Max Day Training Event

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

NStreet Village :  N Street Village is a community of empowerment and recovery for homeless and low-income women in Washington, D.C.

Tips and Tools for Integrating Social Media Into Your Nonprofit Event Marketing Plan

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

” Other amplifier tools include JustCoz and   Gaggleamp. Strategy Tips Tools and TacticsBEFORE. The first step is to get organized.

[Cool Social Tools] IssueLab: To Unlock PDF Jail, Share What You Know


Content Strategy Cool Social Tools Featured From the Trenches———— Pity the poor PDF. Well, that’s only partially true.

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Hello, Washington Post: Dolllars Per Facebook Donor Is Not the Right Metric for Success

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I'll boil it down to " Causes is A Friending Tool, Not A Fundraising Tool."   Flickr Photo by Vaguely Artistic. agree that's not true.

Washington Post Piece on Facebook Causes Prompts More Dissing and Some Brilliant Reflections

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Photo by Matt Callow. Conversation in the blog comments and reaction posts is very valuable and leads to a deeper understanding. 

Say What? Build a Social Media Listening Dashboard for Your Nonprofit


If you’re lucky enough to have a decent budget,  you can look into social media monitoring tools like Radian6. But how?

Putting Your Twitter Followers on the Map, Literally

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Cindy Leonard asked a great question:  How come you don’t have any followers in Washington state? Tools and Tactics Visual

How Two Nonprofits Use Social Media To Help Save Fish – #keepemwet #SaveMarinsCoho

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Strategy Tips Tools and Tactics VisualYvon Chouinard – Founder of Patagonia, flyer fisherman, rock climber, surfer and COHO ACTIVIST!

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Washington Access Fund: Social Media for Small Enterprises

Amy Sample Ward

Description :  Social media tools provide a lot of opportunities to make local, offline connections and build community. Related Links : Washington Access Fund , Slides , Blog post with slides and resources. Date : November 15th, 2010. Location : Online. Topic : Social Media Basics.

CLEAR Training in Washington, DC - Social Media and Mobile Tools

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The first session I co-lead with Katrin Verclas which was a look at social media and mobile tools. Pete Stauffer.

Five Tools for Engaging Your Members Online (Easy, Inexpensive Ways to Make Your [Virtual] World a Better Place)


But with the ever-changing properties and tools on the Internet, that door has evolved into countless spaces, conversations, and opportunities that can seem tough to tackle. Finding out could be as simple as conducting a survey through your newsletter or website (try free tools at ). Think Old School. Ooh la la!

Washington Post: Fundraising Via Email Is Way More Effective than via Social Networks


Almost two years after Facebook Causes was launched, the tool still does not seem to be working for fundraising, except for a tiny group of nonprofits.

Google Launches Google for Nonprofits

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I’m in Washington, DC for the Nonprofit Technology Conference hosted by NTEN.   Tools and Tactics google google4npDetails are here.

What Nonprofits Can Learn From Political Campaigns About Harnessing Smart Data

Connection Cafe

Image courtesy of Washington Post. The Obama tools and predictive models proved to give them a competitive edge.

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Beaconfire culture featured in Washington Post | Beaconfire Wire

Beaconfire Wire

05/26/2010: Don’t forget your content 05/24/2010: IE6 Is Dead. Long Live IE6! Read the whole story here. Share and Enjoy: Categories: About Us.

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Washington Post: Listserv use soars | Beaconfire Wire

Beaconfire Wire

06/28/2010: User Expectations and Interface Response Times 06/16/2010: Making the most of conference hashtags: A tool for presenters 06/08/2010: Beaconfire Survey: Seductive Interactions 06/08/2010: Emailing with Convio – Testing Conditional Content 06/07/2010: Goin’ Barefoot? Long Live IE6! Those are big numbers! site of 2007?

3 Nonprofit Fundraising Lessons Learned from Political Campaigns

Connection Cafe

As the 2008 campaign was heating up, internet based tools, especially social media, were really taking off. What, you’ve never heard of it?

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Should Museum Exhibitions Be More Linear? Exploring the Power of the Forced March in Digital and Physical Environments

Museum 2.0

Maybe we fight our own purposes when we deliberately eschew the powerful dramatic tools available in the linear storytelling format.

The 2016 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


We’ll examine how to harness tools for nurturing positive outcomes and amplifying impact. DMA / Washington, DC / Not available. spacer.

Nonprofit Social Media Smarts: Internal or External Social Networking Tools?


Nonprofit organizations are increasingly adopting social networking tools to create a sense of community among members and donors. Although these statistics reinforce nonprofit's acceptance of social media, the numbers do not show whether organizations have adopted internal or external tools.  . Why Internal Tools?

Social Media Study Finds Most Nonprofits Have Presence on Facebook But Raising Little Money - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop


Below are key highlights from the study: 74% have a presence on Facebook with an average community size of 5391 members. Thats wrong.

New Tool Keeps Board Members on Right Side of Tracks

AFP Blog

PRESS RELEASENew Tool Keeps Board Members on Right Side of Tracks: "New Tool Keeps Board Members on Right Side of Tracks WASHINGTON, April 3 /PRNewswire/ BoardSource, the national voice of nonprofit governance, released The Nonprofit Dashboard: A Tool for Tracking Progress, written by Lawrence M.

5 Ideas to Help You Take the Next Step with Your Online Visitors

Connection Cafe

Prior to Blackbaud he was the acting CFO/COO of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence in Washington DC.               .

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Qik Interview with Micah Sifry at NDN Event in Washington, DC

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I'm speaking later today at New Politics Institute (NDN) New Tools, New Audiences Forum later this afternoon. Before the event started, I ran into Micah Sifry and got some quick thoughts on what he'll touch on today and the potential for micro media tools like qik

Social Media for Nonprofits Launches Its Second Series of Global Conferences

Tech Soup Blog

Washington, DC – October TBA. Tools Facebook social media causes online community nonprofits nonprofit digital storytellingThis post is by guest blogger Ritu Sharma, who is the executive director of Social Media for Nonprofits. Silicon Valley, CA – July 26. Los Angeles, CA – August 14. Boston, MA – August 28.

Free In-Person Events for Nonprofit Techies

Tech Soup Blog

Washington, DC: DC Action Data Sprint. Seattle, Washington: AdWords Success and Google Grants for Nonprofits. Upcoming Events. Africa.

Live Streaming Video for Nonprofits


This tool offers a robust set of features. Basically, any streaming tool you might need is available through Livestream. Periscope.

4Change Chat: Revolutionary social media - social tools for revolts, protests

Amy Sample Ward

Topic: Revolutionary social media: Exploring social tools for revolts, upheavals & protests. Throughout the world activists, organizers and non-profit professionals are exploring how best to use these tools, and sharing the results using the tools themselves. Details: Date: Thursday, July 9. When: 5 - 7 pm US Eastern Time.

How Sticky is Facebook? - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop


You may be surprised to see some recent stats that question how successful Facebook is as an engagement tool. Guess what the results were?

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Chek Yor Speling | Communications Basics Go a Long Way in Fundraising

Connection Cafe

friend’s daughter wants friends and family to help fund a 20 day immersive program in New York and Washington DC. And that turned me off. Every.

If you could Ask One Question what would it be?


Head over to the  Aloft Washington National Harbor – ( map ) at 8:30 pm EST on Thursday. make sure to read the whole post). Incredible!).

Writing Tools: Just Add Inspiration | Beaconfire Wire

Beaconfire Wire

The first is a tool that I use on almost every piece of user-facing copy I write: the Web Frequency Indexer by Georgetown Linguistics.

New on SSIR: Can Giving Days Strengthen Your Community?

Amy Sample Ward

The benefits of something like Give to the Max Day: Greater Washington are really three-fold, according to the report. Training. Benefits.

Getting Around Internet Censorship: VPN

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Last month I did a Networked NGO training in Dubai for Pakistan NGOs where I experienced Internet censorship first hand. More from GlobalVoices.

10 Reasons to be at NTEN’s Nonprofit Technology Conference (#14NTC)

Connection Cafe

We’re one month out from NTEN’s annual Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC) in Washington, DC. The Community. photo c/o JD Lasica. 2.

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The Dangerous Free

Beaconfire Wire

The Internet is awash in free tools, and I love them, both for my own personal use as well as for our clients. With all that’s out there and wonderful, why wouldn’t you want to use a free tool? Cool Tools and Tips Current AffairsThere’s always a caveat. Always good to have a backup plan.

Is it Real? Artwork, Authenticity. and Cognitive Science

Museum 2.0

On a tool? A farmer says he has had the same ax his whole life--he only changed the handle three times and head two times. Who Cares?

Join Our 24-Hour Round-the-World Twitter Chat

Tech Soup Blog

Tools are easier than ever to get and learn how to use, which has driven the rise of citizen journalism. Topic : Mobile tools for storytelling.

Data-Driven Millennials in the Social Sector


Are you a millennial that wants to make a real impact in the world? Do you pledge to make a difference that can be measured? Reside in the DMV area.